Andrew O'Keeffe has been observing bosses for many years. He's worked for
bosses, and he's been a boss. As a senior human resources executive, Andrew has
worked closely with a range of bosses in diverse companies over his career. He
was employed by an IBM, Cable & Wireless Optus, Sinclair Knight Merz and
Hewitt Associates. Early in his career, he worked in industrial relations in the
mining and manufacturing industries.
Andrew grew up in Broken Hill, Australia and studied economics and labor
relations the University of Sydney. He lives in Sydney, Australia and consults in
the human dimension of organizations. He specializes in aligning leadership
practice to human instincts.
In October 2008 Andrew joined the famous chimpanzee researcher, Dr. Jane
Goodall to present to business audiences in Australia and New Zealand on the
leadership lessons of our instinctive hardwiring. Dr. Goodall spoke about the
lessons from her studies of chimpanzees, and Andrew spoke on them regarding
our human hardwiring.